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Once Upon a Time in Northern Ireland

The Dirty War

14 bloody days in March 1988 mark a new level of harrowing savagery. Tensions rise as the British police and army infiltrate all paramilitary organisations to gain intelligence. No one can be trusted as fear and suspicion run rife.

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